I went to the first EMOfest, but I hadn't been back until this past one. I really had a great time. A first class event all around.
Primary 5.1 System:
Sony VPL-HW30ES projector
100" tensioned Favi screen
Marantz AV7005 processor
XPA-5 gen i
LCR: 3x ERM 6.2s with Skiing Ninja cap upgrades
Surround: ERD-1 in Dipole setting
(Coming soon: JL E-110 subwoofer)
Mirage 5.1 V2 system with Mirage subwoofer
Sony KDS-60A3000 display
Post by Dan Laufman on Sept 4, 2012 21:53:05 GMT -5
Hi everyone, Glad to see such spirited discussion regarding the XMC-1.
Well, for those of you who were at Emofest, I think that your confidence level in the XMC-1 is running very high. We ran the XMC-1 in our demo theater all weekend long without a glitch. We certainly have more work to do, but if you've had any experience with these types of products, you know you can't fake correct operation. The XMC-1 is going to be a killer product.
I feel the need to address some of the comments regarding the initial release of the XMC-1. As stated, it will initially release without the TacT SW module implemented, but it WILL be released in Q1 of 2013. It will ship with the new professional caliber measurement microphone and ail necessary hardware fully implemented to support the Tact system. You will literally download the new updated code to a USB drive and it will self install on the XMC-1.
Some of you say that you are concerned about buying the XMC-1 without room correction implemented. My answer is: don't buy it. If you don't believe that we will live up to our word and deliver on our promise to you then I don't know what to say. You've seen our effort to date. You've met Boz, you've seen our investment and dedication to this product, either you believe us or you don't. We respect your decision and understand if you elect to wait or go another way, but we are confident in the path that we are on, and know that we are very close to completion.
Also, the XMC-1 will never be "finished". That's the very nature of it's design and system architecture. It is designed to allow the XMC-1 to continuously evolve and improve.
The XMC-1 will ship with a very capable parametric EQ system and extensive bass management installed. I can name several multi-thousand dollar pre-pro's that do not offer as much capability as our basic system, and they are receiving kudos for being "pure, no nonsense" products. Heck, some of them don't even have on screen display for nearly $10k!!
We added the Tact room correction feature late in the development cycle of the XMC-1. We need time to implement it properly. We did not add a penny to the cost of the unit when we did this. It will be one of the most capable room correction systems available on the market when it is completed. If you think your 900 bucks is at risk because it will initially ship without TacT, then sit back, keep your money in your pocket, and relax. Maybe you can sell your upgrade certificate to someone else and use the money towards a $5k-10k "real" AVP. Please don't sit on the sidelines and hammer us endlessly. It's not necessary. We haven't taken your money. And we haven't done any one any harm.
For those of you who believe in us, you will not be disappointed! I think everyone who knows us knows we're really doing this. If you were here at Emofest you know it's real. Peace, Big Dan
I don't think there's any concern about Emotiva's dedication to the XMC-1, but thank you Dan for posting official word in the development. I hope people don't think it's $900 out of the chute though, that price is with the discount card, correct? Thank you also for a great weekend, and look forward to your product for years to come!